Danny Rose’s absence has certainly been felt at Tottenham since he picked up a knee injury against Sunderland.
Ben Davies struggled at Anfield in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, and the consensus among the fans is that the sooner Rose is back, the better Spurs’ chances will be of at least coming second.
However, the club could have had an even bigger problem on their hands if the left-back had decided to leave in January.
The England international’s brilliant form in the first half of the season did attract interest, but Rose proved his commitment to the Lilywhites by turning down a ridiculous offer of a £14.5million salary, per the Sun.
Obviously, there are no prizes for guessing where the offer came from. In this case, the Chinese Super League club concerned was Shanghai SIPG.
SIPG are managed by former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, though it has to be said he has no particular affinity with Rose, having sent him out on loan to Sunderland during his only full season in charge.
Spurs would have been offered close to £40million for one of their prized assets, but after the player’s representatives were sounded out about the move, it became clear Rose wasn’t interested.